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Change Is Afoot on the Country’s Most Important Street Design Committee

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Michael Andersen blogs for The Green Lane Project, a PeopleForBikes program that helps U.S. cities build better bike lanes to create low-stress streets. One year after some progressive civil engineers around the country feared a crackdown against new-fangled street and signal designs, the opposite seems to be taking place. The obscure but powerful National Committee on […]

A Blank Slate: Wells St. Extension Can Embody CDOT’s New Values

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The Chicago Department of Transportation has a rare clean-slate opportunity to design a Street of Dreams — a street that incorporates many leading-edge safety features. That opportunity is phase three of their Wells-Wentworth Connector between Chinatown and the South Loop, a future southward extension of Wells Street that longtime South Loop resident Dennis McClendon calls “Riverside Boulevard.” […]
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To Make Streets Safer, Michigan DOT Takes the Pedestrian’s Perspective

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A lot of state transportation departments talk the talk when it comes to designing streets that are safe for everyone. But Michigan — forgive the pun — is literally walking the walk. Chris Spahr at the State Smart Transportation Initiative reports today on the Michigan DOT’s “walkability reviews,” which the agency started conducting 10 years ago: […]